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Vanguard Goes Nuclear

Vanguard Goes Nuclear

“This is an unexpected move by Vanguard, and absolutely the next salvo in the ETF fee war.” – Dave Nadig, Managing Director of ETF.com   A ruthless ETF fee war escalated this week with Vanguard announcing 1,800+ ETFs (pretty much every ETF except...
Active vs. Passive – A Very Tired Debate

Active vs. Passive – A Very Tired Debate

A recent memo from billionaire investor Howard Marks seemed to rekindle debate over active and passive investment management or, more specifically, how both should be defined.  Howard (correctly) observed the increasingly blurring line between active and passive:...
Bitcoin in Charts – Updated

Bitcoin in Charts – Updated

Bitcoin’s rise (and current fall) has produced some of the more incredible charts you’ll find anywhere.  In December 2017, not long before bitcoin hit its all-time high, I put together a compilation of some of my favorites.  At the time, there was a lot of...
Will Brand Value Ring the Bell?

Will Brand Value Ring the Bell?

This week, I had the honor of participating in the closing bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange. Brandometry was celebrating the 1-year anniversary of the Brand Value ETF (BVAL), offered by Exponential ETFs.  Brandometry has developed an innovative index of...